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Howdy Wayne Lisenbee

The winter storms that covered most of Texas in snow and ice also interrupted electrical and water service across the state.
Mark Haslett / KETR

Commerce City Manager Howdy Lisenbee appeared on KETR's North By Northeast on Tue. Feb. 23, the day after water service was restored following the historic winter storms of the previous week.

Commerce City Manager Howdy Lisenbee discusses the city's plans for improving local streets.
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In Commerce, the condition of the city's streets presents one of the biggest challenges to local government. City Manager Howdy Lisenbee describes the timeline for upcoming improvements. The good news: Some long-needed repairs and upgrades are on the way. The less-good news: It probably won't happen for about a year.

Commerce streets were weighed in the balance and found wanting, according to a 2020 survey.
Mark Haslett / KETR

In the first of two conversations about City of Commerce roads on KETR's North By Northeast series, city manager Howdy Lisenbee discusses a 2020 street assessment, the criteria used in deciding which streets will get repaired first, and the options cities have for servicing rough roads.

Lisenbee is scheduled to return to the program on Feb. 2 to discuss what specific actions the city plans to take this year regarding road repair.

Howdy Lisenbee began working for the City of Commerce on Nov. 2.
City of Commerce

KETR's North By Northeast conversation series returns in 2021 with a focus on the City of Commerce. New Commerce City Manager Howdy Lisenbee introduces himself to listeners around the region. In today's get-acquainted chat: His first name (it's not a nickname), a little about the public trust, the latest on City Hall re-opening (by appointment starting Jan. 19) and those controversial traffic circles (not in current plans for State Hwy. 24).

Howdy Wayne Lisenbee, previously a municipal planner in Pecos and Abilene, is scheduled to begin as City of Commerce City manager on Nov. 2, according to a city release.
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The City of Commerce has announced that former City of Pecos (Tex.) Assistant City Manager Howdy Wayne Lisenbee has been selected to be hired as the new city manager for the City of Commerce. Lisenbee is scheduled to begin work on Nov. 2.